Use within the Tufts Community

Reuse within the Tufts community, such as for educational purposes, may fall under fair use, other allowances within copyright law, or license agreement provisions.

Below are some resources that contain images that may not require obtaining permission for your use:

Creative Commons and Public Domain Images

Be sure to cite Creative Commons and Public Domain Images appropriately:

CDC Public Health Image Library
Please note, some images in this collection are copyright-protected and permission may be needed.

Cell Images Library
Some pictures may be published images and may limit distribution and reuse.

Creative Commons Search

Flickr Commons
Includes the National Library of Medicine collection.  While not all in the public domain, the images included all have no known copyright restrictions.

Google Image Search
After keyword searching, click Tools at the top of the results screen.  Then under Usage Rights, select Creative Commons licenses.  Google will search Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, as well as other creative commons-licensed content.

Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
This search portal is supported by the Mountain West Digital Library, a collaborative of libraries, museums, and archives.

Wellcome Images
Please note, some images in this collection are in-copyright and permission may be needed.

Wikimedia Commons: Medicine
While all content should be reusable, please adhere to reuse requirements.

If you are unsure if your use is permitted, ask us.  Below are some resources that contain images that may not require obtaining permission to use within the Tufts community:

Library-subscribed Images

Be sure to cite these images appropriately:

​AccessMedicine
Use the main search box and then click on Images in the left sidebar of the results page under Format

ARTstor
An image database of architecture, painting, photography, sculpture, decorative arts and design, and archaeological and anthropological objects.

Britannica Image Quest

​ClinicalKey
Use the main search box and then filter to Images in the left sidebar of the results list.

CREDO Reference
Use the main search box and then click on Images at the top of the results list.

​DynaMed
Use the main search box and then click on Images at the top of the results list.

Ovid
Click on Multimedia in the blue bar across the top of the screen.

Images from Other Managed Resources

Be sure to cite these images appropriately:

American Society of Hematology Image Bank
Requires free account and adherence to terms of use for permissions and proper citation.  Site includes an atlas and reference cases, as well images relating to a wide range of hematologic topics.

Infectious Disease Images
A joint project of Mass General Brigham and others.  Free account required.A joint project of Mass General Brigham and others.  Free account required.

Medicine and Madison Avenue
Health-related historical documents and advertisements from the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History, Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Be sure to cite these images appropriately.

​MedPics
An image library for medical education by UC San Diego School of Medicine.

​MedPix
A free medical and radiology image database from the National Library of Medicine with contributions from individual copyright holders.

National Cancer Institute Visuals Online
Most images are in the public domain, however some are copyright protected.  Be sure to cite these images appropriately.

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Image and Video Gallery
A searchable collection of scientific photos, illustrations and videos.  Be sure to cite these images appropriately.

Open-i
A service of the National Library of Medicine, which searches images from open source literature, such as PubMed Central.